City of Burlington, Vermont City of Burlington, Vermont

Water Quality, Main Breaks & Billing: 863-4501/EMAIL
DPW Customer Service: 863-9094/EMAIL


Department of Public Works

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Construction Season Information

  • Capital Projects Portal: Are you interested in learning more about the massive reinvestment in the city of Burlington, all the capital projects taking place in the city right of way, or even in your own neighborhood? Click the photo below to be taken to our new portal with transparent information about all of the capital projects proposed, in design, under construction or already constructed since the passage of the infrastructure bonds in November 2016.

Fall Leaf Pickup Program Burlington Public Works picks up bagged leaves every year the week before Thanksgiving. Last year Burlington residents composted over 320 tons of leaves! This years dates are November 13 -17, 2017. Leaves will be pickup up the same day as your recycling.  Sometimes, especially on the Monday and Tuesday of that week, DPW may get "ahead" and pickup leaves on the next days route.  Don't Worry! We will be back to get everyones leaves!  If you did get missed, pleaese call 863-9094.

Recycling Toters Do you want a larger, more secure bin to place your recycling? Interested parties should submit application(s) and appropriate payment by mail or in person at 645 Pine Street between 7:00am and 4:30pm, Monday thru Friday, after which DPW staff will assemble and deliver your toter - call 863-9094 (ext. 3) for more information. Toters must be curbside by 7:00am on your recycling day, unless otherwise approved by DPW.

Union Street Protected Bike Lane Burlington Public Works is installing Burlington's first protected bike lane on Union Street from Main Street to North Winooski Avenue this week! Our crews are installing flexible bollards and low curbing on Union St. Work will be contained to the existing bike lane and buffer space and the road will remain open.

This quick-build project uses adaptable materials to provide a safe north-south connection for people of all ages & abilities now. We’ll keep improving this project based on data & public input. Learn more at